The Pomeranian is an ornamental breed, but without a firm hand, the Pomeranian seeks to subdue all domesticated, even dogs 10 times its size. Feeling a condescending attitude, he becomes capricious, disobedient, irritable. Take up the upbringing of a Pomeranian puppy seriously and as soon as he appears in your house – then a good companion will grow out of him.
Nature of the Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is suitable for everyone: these dogs are friendly, agile, playful until old age.
The Pomeranians are completely devoid of aggression and can become a faithful friend for both an adult and a child. However, a lot depends on how adults organize communication between children and a four-legged friend. More need to educate children, teach them how to handle the dog. Plus, Pomeranians are fragile dogs, so I don’t sell puppies to families with preschool children.
The Pomeranian remains at home alone. But you need to walk it well and leave the “nibble” so that the pet has something to do for itself. The main thing is that the puppy knows that the owner will definitely return.
Observations of the breeder: Much in the behavior of a Pomeranian depends on socialization and upbringing. Some do not particularly like to communicate with relatives, others happily join the game. But if everything is done correctly, the Pomeranian is, in any case, a perfectly adequate dog.
The Pomeranian is not one-loving. As a rule, they quite easily survive the change of the owner and adapt to new conditions. But at the same time, the owner may be jealous of other pets living in the same family.
Pomeranians are good guards, no one will enter the territory entrusted to them unnoticed.
Maintenance and Care
The Pomeranian is not as difficult to care for as it might seem. These dogs should be bathed no more than once a month. More frequent “water treatments” do not have a very good effect on the condition of the coat and skin. Puppies can fall out in the mud, while they “dry out”, shake themselves off – and the coat cleared itself. A couple of times a week, the Pomeranian should be brushed, paying special attention to the areas behind the ears, under the armpits, on the inner thighs, where the coat rolls off faster.
Breeder’s recommendation: According to the breed standard, the Pomeranian is not sheared. As soon as the ears are shaped, “cat paws” are made.
Trim your pet’s claws as needed. When it comes to feeding, my dogs eat super premium dry food, and they don’t need anything else. Sometimes I can pamper them with carrots, bananas, kiwi, apples. But all-natural feeding is difficult to balance, and experimentation can lead to health problems.
The smaller the dog, the longer it tends to live. Therefore, 15 years, or even more, is the normal life expectancy of a Pomeranian. The Pomeranian is one of the healthiest breeds. There are no specific problems to pursue them, and we select healthy dogs for breeding. But this does not mean that you can not take care of your pet’s health.
Breeder’s recommendations: “Weak” place – joints, so, like all representatives of small breeds, you should not make your four-legged friend jump, especially on its hind legs.
Sometimes the eyes “leak” a little. Sometimes it is enough to clear the lacrimal canals and the problem goes away. Sometimes this is due to an allergic reaction, and then you need to remove what caused the allergy.
Pomeranians are quite difficult to breed. I won’t give birth to a Pomeranian without a veterinarian: the risk of complications is too high. On average, there are 2 – 3 puppies in a litter.
How to Choose a Puppy?
Unfortunately, nowadays Pomeranians are sometimes passed off as not Pomeranians at all. And sometimes even an experienced breeder cannot determine what will grow from a tiny, charming lump. Therefore, the main advice: look at the dog’s parents.
Cheapness should rather alert than attract. A good Pomeranian cannot be cheap. Unfortunately, when the breed becomes fashionable, there are many unscrupulous breeders, the so-called “breeders”. Each puppy must have a veterinary passport with vaccinations, the baby must be deworming, and have a pedigree or puppy card. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a nursery very carefully.